On Journalist Day, Iranian President Ahmadinejad said that media people in Iran must fly the banner of justice, tolerance and patience. “I suggest to myself, colleagues and all authorities that media is not merely for publicizing a belief or freedom of speech, but it is real freedom of speech. A journalist is a fellow citizen and if he criticizes an official, he should not be subject to penalty.” “Journalist Day” in Iran marks the death anniversary of IRNA journalist Mahmoud Saremi, who was murdered along with eight Iranian diplomats, when Taliban gunmen broke into Iranian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif on August 8, 1998.
Ahmadinejad: media must be noble and tolerant
- Published: 1 day ago on Wednesday, 8 August 2012
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: August 8, 2012 @ 2:56 pm
- Filed Under: Domestic
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